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Scheduled & PreAuth Coord, Baltimore, Maryland

CategoryHealth Care General
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
What You Will Do:

Scheduled & PreAuth Coord
Baltimore, MD

Come elevate your skills and experience by working with a world class 800-bed, Magnet designated Academic Medical Center.

We are looking for talented professionals to join our team at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

As a Team Member at UMMC, you'll experience:

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental coverage including prescription drug coverage, Tax-Free Savings Plans and more!
  • A highly competitive wage scale: Annual merit increases and a base wage scale that is measured against to market standards.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement of up to $5,000 per year for your graduate degree.

Located in downtown Baltimore near the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards, you won't find a more vibrant place to work!

General Summary

Under general supervision, performs scheduling, pre-authorization and administrative activities for patients. Ensures the accurate registration of patients, interviews patients to obtain necessary demographic and insurance information to determine patients' financial status.

II. Principal Responsibilities and Tasks

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
  • Schedules patients for admissions, evaluations, re-evaluations and treatment in accordance with physicians' schedules, managed care contracts and UMMS policies and procedures. Accepts referrals from social workers, discharge planners, physicians and physicians' offices. Schedules outpatient tests and procedures required.
  • Obtains and inputs pre-authorization insurance and demographic information into the appropriate medical/scheduling system. Verifies patient benefits and eligibility prior to completing referral.
  • Reminds patients of upcoming appointments, changes to schedules, co-payments required, and pertinent insurance information.
  • Provides patients, family members and referral sources with information pertaining hospital policies and procedures, programs available and locations.
  • Coordinates patient transfers from other local hospitals to UMMC; responsible for locating hospital beds.
  • Maintains inventory and orders supplies and performs other office related duties as required.
  • Reviews all visits prior to surgery dates to determine need for referral or pre-authorization and collects all fees/co-payments prior to the day of surgery.
  • May maintain the operating room book for the department and/or division. Obtains all required labs/test results prior to day of surgery and forwards results to the PREPCenter prior to surgery.

  • What You Need to Be Successful:

    Completion of high school level of course work with attainment of a high school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate. A minimum of three years work experience in an administrative or clerical position in a health care setting such as an acute care hospital, nursing home or Health Maintenance Organization performing relevant clerical activities. Knowledge of various insurance coverages such as Medicaid, HMOs.
    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
    EmployerUniversity of Maryland Medical Center